At Risk

World’s Park Rangers Murdered in Widespread ‘Bush War’

GLAND, Switzerland, July 31, 2014 (ENS) – A war is underway across the world’s forests, grasslands and mountains – a war that pits park rangers against poachers. If the rangers win, tigers, elephants, lions, leopards, rhinos and orangutans will survive into the future. If the poachers win, these keystone mammals, many other species and the rangers who protect them will not. […]


New Zealand Green Party Hopes to Save World’s Rarest Dolphin

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 30, 2014 (ENS) – Ahead of the 2014 New Zealand general election set for September 20, the Green Party today launched its plan to protect the world’s smallest and most endangered dolphin, the Maui’s dolphin. Just 55 of these dolphins survive in the wild – all in New Zealand waters. […]


Indore Becomes Demonstration City for Sustainable Mobility

INDORE, India, July 28, 2014 (ENS) – City of Indore officials Friday agreed to work with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development to implement sustainable mobility solutions in the city with the latest technologies, systems and management approaches to improve transportation […]

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Land Use/Forests

Global Action Plan to Protect Soil Resources Approved

ROME, Italy, July 25, 2014 (ENS) – A third of the world’s soils are degraded by erosion, nutrient depletion, acidification, urbanization, and chemical pollution, soil experts at a global conference warned today. There, governments approved a global plan of action to safeguard soil resources through strong regulation and investment. […]

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AmeriScan: July 25, 2014

Oil Train Rule Cracks Down on Transport of Flammable Materials … Federal Agencies Cut Greenhouse Gases, Increase Renewables … EPA Does ‘Little’ to Curb Methane Emissions … Groups Will Appeal Longmont Fracking Ban Decision … Minnesota Vikings New Stadium Would Kill Birds … New Jersey Utility Gives Away Free EV Charging Stations […]


AmeriScan: July 23, 2014

California Judge Halts Oil Wells Near Pinnacles National Park … THUMS Long Beach Fined for Greenhouse Gas Emissions … Maine City Blocks Tar Sands Pipeline Plan … Pennsylvania Governor Ordered to Release Smog Communications … Groundwater Pumping Shrinks Albuquerque Aquifer … San Francisco Giants Fans Can Charge Up at the Ball Park […]

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Europe’s ‘Dirty 30’ Power Plants Impair Climate Progress

BRUSSELS, Belgium, July 22, 2014 (ENS) – Carbon emissions from coal-burning power plants in the EU are undermining climate efforts, warns the latest “Europe’s Dirty 30” report, released today by five large European environmental groups, representing millions of citizens in hundreds of smaller organizations. […]

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Dirty Businesses Spread Pollution in Afghan Province

By Hijratullah Ekhtyar
JALALABAD, Nangarhar, Afghanistan, July 21, 2014 (ENS) – To escape the stifling summer weather of Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, Abdurrahman and his family sleep on their roof at night. But when they awake every morning, they find their faces blackened by the smoke from nearby brick factories.


AmeriScan: July 18, 2014

California Groundwater Sinks to Record Low … BNSF Agrees to One-Man Crews for Oil Trains … Giant Post-Combustion CO2 Capture Project Under Construction … Minnesota Power Agrees to Cut Emissions, Fund Eco-Projects … Recovering Wood Storks Downlisted to Threatened […]

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Land Use/Forests

EPA Blocks Giant Alaska Mine to Protect Bristol Bay Salmon

SEATTLE, Washington, July 18, 2014 (ENS) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed regulations to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by a proposed open pit mine nearly as deep as the Grand Canyon and larger than Manhattan. […]

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Latest News

Customs Agents Get Electronic Control Over Wildlife Trade

GENEVA, Switzerland, July 16, 2014 (ENS) – Customs authorities in countries across the globe will have a new e-permitting system to regulate the import and export of species such as tigers and elephants and their parts under a new agreement signed today by two United Nations agencies. […]